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Table 6 Punishment in the Witchcraft Statutes 1542-1736. "The 1542 Act ordered the forfeiture of the witch's goods and lands, as by felony, but the subsequent measures of 1563 and 1604 safeguarded the heir's inheritance and the widow's dower, should the accused person be executed" 77 The 1542 Act was repealed by Edward VI in 1547. As Thomas remarks: "Under the Elizabethan statute persons were executed "rather as murderers than as witches.78

Table 6 Punishment in the Witchcraft Statutes 1542-1736. "The 1542 Act ordered the forfeiture of the witch's goods and lands, as by felony, but the subsequent measures of 1563 and 1604 safeguarded the heir's inheritance and the widow's dower, should the accused person be executed" 77 The 1542 Act was repealed by Edward VI in 1547. As Thomas remarks: "Under the Elizabethan statute persons were executed "rather as murderers than as witches.78

MacFarlane, A; Witchcraft in Tudor and Stuart England; p15 and Thomas, K; Religion and the Decline of Magic; p525 & p543

Thomas, K; Religion and the Decline of Magic; p532

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